The Michigan Health Care Law Blog is managed and maintained by the health care industry team lawyers and attorneys at Smith Haughey Rice & Roregge law firm. The team uses the blog to update residents of the Great Lake State with updates on legal policy and business issues facing the health care industry in their area.
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The Obama administration reported that in 2011, the first full year of the new healthcare reform law, 3.6 million people in the Medicare program saved $2.1 billion on prescription drugs. According to Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, eventually healthcare reform will...
The Michigan Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in Jilek v Stockson, and it is a victory for healthcare providers. The Supreme Court summarily reversed the Court of Appeal’s holding that the applicable standard of care for a physician board-certified in family practice...
In August, we reported that Michigan had submitted an application to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting a waiver of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) medical loss ratio requirements for its individual health insurance, claiming that without a phase-in to the medical loss...
Michigan Court of Appeals Holds Physician Cannot Refuse to Provide IVF Treatment to a Woman Solely Based on the Woman's Marital Status
In an unpublished opinion on September 29, 2011, the Michigan Court of Appeals found that a physician cannot refuse to enter into a physician-patient relationship with a single woman seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment because the woman is single. In Moon v. Michigan Reproductive &...
The Obama Administration has brought charges against 91 people nationwide who are accused of fraudulently billing the Medicare system out of nearly $300 million. Among those accused, 18 people have been indicted by federal investigators in the Detroit area. The Detroit defendants have been charged...
Michigan Court of Appeals Case Rules Medical Marihuana Dispensaries and Patient-to-Patient Sale Violates the Public Health Code
On August 23, 2011, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the patient-to-patient sale of medical marihuana is an enjoinable public nuisance, meaning that the State can discontinue the activity due to its negative effects on the surrounding community, and that the operation of medical...
On July 28, 2011, Michigan submitted an application to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting a waiver of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) medical loss ratio requirements for its individual health insurance. Many insurance companies spend a portion of consumers' premiums on...
On July 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The first proposed rule, the Exchange NPRM, will enable States to build Affordable Insurance Exchanges (AIE). AIEs are new State-based competitive insurance marketplaces...
On June 29, 2011, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld the constitutionality of a key part of the healthcare reform law - the requirement that Americans purchase health insurance. This provision of the healthcare reform law, also known as the...
The Thomas More Law Center filed a federal lawsuit in 2010 against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Law Center is challenging the Act's constitutionality in an effort to permanently prohibit enforcement of the Act On May 27, 2011, the Justice Department requested that the court...